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Breathing Apparatus used in conjunction with aerial appliances and ladders

Where the incident commander deems it necessary for aerial appliance cage operators and personnel working on ladders to wear breathing apparatus, the appropriate BA entry control procedure must apply.

When a single BA wearer is operating from a working platform or head of a ladder, they must remain in communication with the appliance operator or person footing the ladder and not leave the head of the ladder or cage to enter any building or risk area.

Where a BA team uses a ladder or cage as a means of access to a building or structure, a BA entry control point should be established at ground level in a safe area.

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